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Wascosa signs landmark wagon leasing contract in the UK

Wascosa signs landmark wagon leasing contract in the UK
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05 / 11 / 2020

Wascosa, based in Lucerne, Switzerland, is delighted to announce that it has secured a major wagon leasing contract with UK railway network owner and infrastructure manager, Network Rail. Under the terms of the contract, Wascosa will provide a total of 570 wagons, to be built by Greenbrier Europe and which will be maintained as part of the 10-year deal in partnership with leading UK train operator GB Railfreight.

In addition to the “Falcon” box wagons which it will be leasing for site work along with JNA Big Box wagons for bulk ballast transportation, Wascosa has developed a modular wagon for the carriage of track panels, sleepers, switches, rails and loose materials, made possible by a range of innovative superstructures which can be mounted on a fleet of 60' container flats. This ground-breaking solution for Network Rail confirms Wascosa as the leading provider of freight wagon systems in Europe and positions the company perfectly for future growth in the UK.

With Wascosa’s flex freight system® now in widespread use across the continent, there is every reason to believe that this award-winning modular concept, which Wascosa pioneered some ten years ago, will quickly catch on in the UK.

Commenting on the successful outcome of what has been 2 years of intensive team work, Wascosa Chairman and Owner, Philipp Müller said “For Wascosa, this achievement is recognition of our determination to develop efficient and innovative solutions for wagon users. We are delighted to have been selected to serve Network Rail’s wagon needs and look forward to working closely with Network Rail’s SCO team and our partners to deliver a first class service over the coming years.”

 Source: Wascosa´s press releases